Historic Meeting: Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un arrived at Russia’s border city of Khasan around 10:30 this morning local time.
Mr. Kim will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Thursday in what is likely to be an historic change in direction for the DPRK. Mr. Kim is traveling on his private train.
The Kremlin has released statements saying the leaders will meet near the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok and talk about the Korean Peninsula nuclear issues among other things.
Relief from sanctions against North Korea will also be discussed and if Mr. Putin is able to make inroads towards ending the American-led attacks on the ordinary people of North Korea where millions of children are suffering deprivation and malnutrition, he will be saving countless lives.
Mr. Kim and Mr. Putin have much to talk about as shared-border neighbours. The meeting follows an epic diplomatic failure of Donald Trump last 27 February when Mr. Kim sent Trump packing. Read if you wish –>Trump Epic Fail: Kim Jong-un sends Donald Trump Packing
The Toronto-based Civil Society women’s group RINJ Foundation is asking leaders to brief themselves on the crucial humanitarian needs and priorities of the DPRK.
Sharon Santiago of the RINJ Foundation women’s group says the women are urging the two leaders in open letters to address the desperate situation of millions of children and their families suffering malnutrition and the lack of sufficient medicines in North Korea.
“Whereas the DPRK department of health in Pyongyang has devoted extraordinary effort to assist as many as two million children in twice yearly visits with nutrition testing, counseling and remediation, its resources are limited because of the blockade of humanitarian supplies and medicines to the North Korean nation,” notes Santiago.